Taylor Swift and Harry Styles enjoyed a brief romance years ago and as fans await the release of Styles’ new album on Friday, they’re wondering if any of the One Direction singer’s new tracks have been inspired by Swift.
Although Styles certainly hasn’t confirmed any such thing, many fans online are convinced “Ever Since New York” was written about Styles’ relationship with his former girlfriend.
According to a report by Refinery 29 on May 9, Styles debuted the track on Saturday Night Live and ever since fans were treated to their first listen, they’ve been convinced the song may be Styles’ response to Swift’s “Style.”
Did Taylor Swift inspire two songs?
The outlet also suggested Styles’ “Two Ghosts” may be about Swift.
In the song, Styles sings, “Same lips red/same eyes blue/same white shirt/couple more tattoos/Tastes so sweet/Looks so real/Sounds like something that I used to feel.”
Harry Styles spoke about Taylor Swift last month
During an interview with Billboard magazine, via People Magazine, Styles addressed the possibility of Swift’s “Style” being inspired by their short-lived relationship.
“I’m lucky if everything [we went through] helped create those songs. That’s what hits your heart. That’s the stuff that’s hardest to say, and it’s the stuff I talk least about,” he said.
Styles went on to suggest he wouldn’t mind if Swift did write a song or two about their romance.
“In writing songs about stuff like that, I like tipping a hat to the time together,” he explained. “You’re celebrating the fact it was powerful and made you feel something, rather than, ‘This didn’t work out, and that’s bad.’ And if you run into that person, maybe it’s awkward, maybe you have to get drunk … but you shared something. Meeting someone new, sharing those experiences, it’s the best s— ever. So thank you.”